Country Brief

Cabo Verde is made up of ten islands and eight islets, located in the Atlantic Ocean. Cabo Verde is particularly vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. Changes in seasonal, weather and rain patterns are already showing. Along with a depletion of the country’s scarce natural resources, climate variability in CaboVerde will increase leading to more storms, floods and droughts, etc. Despite the challenges, CaboVerde is an emerging nation with a strong and transformative development agenda. CaboVerde is firmly committed to a global low-carbon transformation. CaboVerde has laid the relevant groundwork to achieve energy-independence on 100% renewable sources, resilience to climate change, and work towards building ‘a truly green island state’. Cabo Verde strongly believes that its INDC represents a genuine contribution towards achieving the objective of the Convention to be implemented  from 2020 - 2030